Ham Rants and Peeves

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W4ZD, Oct 3, 2019.

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  1. W4ZD

    W4ZD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, I have decided to start a thread where I can vent my spleen on stuff that bothers me. Feel free to contribute, or not. It's good to air things out on occasion. :p
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  2. W4ZD

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    Yes, I'm fed up with coils. Not inductors, mind you, but coils of wire or of coax. Heck, include coils of extension cords, rope or hose. They are all a pain to deal with. They look so neat when obtained, and maybe a half hour later, when you finally untangle and unknot the things, and stop emitting profanities, do you actually get to use them.

    Recently I made a new antenna installation. Only 40 feet of coax from the roof to the shack. Now, how long should it take to uncoil 40 feet of coax. A half hour seems excessive to me. Same with 50 feet of 12 GA wire, used for a counterpoise on this particular antenna design. Another half hour of untangling and unknotting. Grrrrr.

    I think it was Nostradamus (or someone like him) back in the 14th century (or some century back then) that noted "if a man must uncoileth his coax, then surely he will spendth a near eternity to do so." :D
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  3. KU4X

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    Wireless technology embrace you must.

    -Jedi Master Yoda
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  4. NL7W

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    You wouldn't have made a good sailor!
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  5. W4ZD

    W4ZD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sounds good. When is the ETA of wireless 58RGU? :)
  6. W4ZD

    W4ZD Ham Member QRZ Page

    No indeed. 'Twas a rough life. But I can tie a bowline, does that count? :D
  7. KU4X

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    Only if you can do so in the dark with your non-dominant hand.

    Land-lubber regards,
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  8. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yet another complaint thread... I want to complain about people who complain
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  9. KU4X

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    Now move along, nothing else to see here. :cool:

  10. W4ZD

    W4ZD Ham Member QRZ Page

    No, intended to be a "jest in fun" thread. Perhaps you have no sense of humor? :)
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